One of the most important flooring installations is that of solid hardwood. Since the material is prone to expanding, contracting, and reacting to moisture and humidity, an experienced installer should be in charge of the installation. In addition to experience, many different specialty tools are necessary to get the job done right.
Carpet installation is much the same as hardwood, in that experience is a key element in a successful task. Without an experienced crew and the necessary tools, you could experience atrocities such as bunched or balding carpet, seams that come apart, or premature wear in spaces that are heavily traveled.
Other flooring materials such as laminate and luxury vinyl are much easier to install, but there are other things to think about, with regard to a professional install. Some manufacturers are no longer honoring warranties for installs carried out by homeowners themselves. That means if something happens a few months after installing your floor covering, by no fault of your own, the warranty will not be honored because of the way the flooring was installed. In this case, better safe than sorry is an important term to remember.
Be sure to ask your flooring specialist about facts that will be pertinent to your own specific flooring installation.